3 more schools reach Adequate Yearly Progress

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Three Gwinnett schools have been added to the A-OK list, making it a total of 108 county schools reaching Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010.

After appeals, summer retest scores and summer graduates, Shiloh Middle, Summerour Middle and Central Gwinnett High schools have now met state standards, the Georgia Department of Education released Friday.

The news brings the total to 91.5 percent of schools in the county system reaching accountability goals, even though the standards increased this year, a press release said.

In all, 10 schools did not reach the standard, and two will face consequences for failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress the previous year as well.

To boost student achievement, Berkmar High is offering school transfers as well as Title 1 funding to supplement educational services. Phoenix High, which is currently an open campus, already allows school transfers. It will also provide locally funded tutoring.

The other eight schools that did not reach the standards include: South Gwinnett High, Hopkins Elementary, Lilburn Elementary, Berkmar Middle, GIVE West, Lanier Middle, Snellville Middle and Sweetwater Middle.